Convert PGN Scans to Word Documents

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Happy New Year, everyone. As per the title, I need to convert a number of pages of text I only have in hard copy to Word documents, but my cheap'n cheerful all-in-one printer only produces scans as PNG files, and I don't particularly want to buy a new printer/scanner for this one task.

I'm not even slightly a computer geek, so can anyone tell me what would be the best way of going about it, and recommend a software programme if that's what I need? Please help; I'm stuck...
 

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Happy New Year, everyone. As per the title, I need to convert a number of pages of text I only have in hard copy to Word documents, but my cheap'n cheerful all-in-one printer only produces scans as PNG files, and I don't particularly want to buy a new printer/scanner for this one task.

I'm not even slightly a computer geek, so can anyone tell me what would be the best way of going about it, and recommend a software programme if that's what I need? Please help; I'm stuck...
Any good? Convert PNG to DOC
 

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If you don't need it to be an active document (editing etc) then just copy and paste it into a blank Word document.
 

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Do you have access to an iPhone Dennis? Can use the camera to scan pages straight into notes and export them as word documents. Really quick and easy! :)
 
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I do have an iPhone, but only an SE. I don't suppose you know whether it has that capability?

I do need active Word documents.
 

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Windows 10 has an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) which can read a picture of text along with a scan app'. Look up OCR in windows and you should be able to find a free bit of software to use.
 
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Thanks gentlemen. It all proved too difficult in the end, so I just went with what I had...
 

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